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Focal Profile 908 bookshelf speakers


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Item Condition: Very good
Shipping Options: Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is available at agreed cost.
Suburb or Town: Brisbane - northside
State: QLD
Payment Method: Paypal, Cash on pickup
Reason for selling: Upgraded

Further Information

 

I bought these speakers new in 2010 from a local hifi store. There was some minor damage to the top edge of one speaker at the time (see photos) – apparently the box had fallen when being unloaded from the shipping container. It was checked over by the Focal importer at the time and it was determined there was no damage to the internal structure, drivers or crossover. You can see how the packaging limited the damage in another photo.

 

They have performed without fault for the last 13yrs, and I didn’t think I would shift them on.

 

In February 2022 I had both tweeters replaced as the rubber surrounds were starting to crease and looked like they were receding mildly. The new tweeters have their protective grill fixed to the unit, unlike the originals that were magnetised and could be moved around easily. This is an improvement in my opinion for protecting the tweeters and doesn’t affect the sound.

 

They are fairly small in size so do not pack strong bass, but the tweeter and w-cone driver produce terrificly crisp mids and sweet highs that more than compensate for this shortcoming. I listen to a lot of jazz, blues and soul and they are great for this.

 

I had these paired with a REL sub which elevated their performance to another level as it enhanced their mid and upper strengths and fleshed out the bottom end. I was very content with this combination until the sub amp failed last year. Whilst saving to replace the sub, a pair of Focal Electra 1008’s came up for sale that I grabbed instead. I had been lusting after them since I listened to them when I auditioned the 908’s – they were not affordable for me at that time but had remained on the “one day” list, and that day has final arrived.

 

It’s time to let these go to a new home as they are too good to remain as back up speakers.

 

There is some minor wear on the cloth grills but you need to look hard to see this.

 

WAF is good due to their compact size and shape, and the front firing bass port makes positioning fairly easy.

 

I have the original packaging for shipping but the speaker that fell has damage to the Styrofoam packing insert so I can’t guarantee shipping would be hassle free. It is reasonably solid but not 100% (as per photo) so this would be at your own risk.

 

The stands in the photos are not part of this sale.

 

Happy to demo for locals.

 

https://www.whathifi.com/focal/profile-908/review#:~:text=It's precise and deep%2C though,hip-hop should look elsewhere.

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